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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Open Up ...Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 6:13
Viewed: 3586
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Greater Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) that I photographed while looking for interesting insects in the vegetation by the sea.

I happened to catch him yawning when I took this but the insect life was not that interesting.

The Greater Cormorant has become common in recent years, much to the worry of fishermen. They are pretty well circumglobal and have been described many times on TN.
In Scania they are called Ålakråkor, or Eel Crows.

This shot was taken at a distance of about 20 meters, cropped by about 50% and sharpened after size reduction. It was mostly cloudy but the sun shone a little through the clouds, which helped to bring out the lustre in his feathers.

Have a nice weekend!

haraprasan, grimmel, JoseMiguel, jaycee, nglen, jmirah, SelenE, rousettus, ramthakur, gannu, jcoowanitwong, Luis52, SkyF, Silke, thiv56, Debz, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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hi ivan,
excellent capture of this cormorant, funny pose.
you've got amazing details on its black feathers !
absolut great exposure.
like the framing and your POV.
TFS - carole

Hi Ivan,
Certainly you got excellent details on the feathers!
The ISO 200 worked great for this lighting conditions.
I like so much the patterns on the plumage, as well as the bird's expression with the beak wide open.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-11 7:49]

Hi Ivan,

What timing to catch this Cormorant in the middle of a yawn. Love it! The face, beak and eye are wonderful. The details and shadings of the plummage are fantastic. Lovely composition with him posing on the rock looking out at the water.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-11 8:23]

Hi Ivan. great timing to get this shot of the cormorant Yawning. very good detail in the feathers. good detail in the rock. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Hahaha, lovely with the headline.
Hi Ivan, a fantastic moment, I like it so much, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Fine detailed Cormorant, Ivan.
Well composed and lit.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-11 11:05]

Hi Ivan,
an awesome capture.
Super sharp with brilliant detail.
Well done,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-08-11 11:17]

Hello Ivan,
Excellent moment captured. Though this bird has appeared several times in TN, it never ceases to attract your attention by the sheer beauty of its feather pattern. For me, it's one of my favourites, but it has always remained elusive to both me and my husband, much to our disappointment. You have done well in capturing the beauty of its feathers and also with it's beak open. Good clarity and details in the photo. Overall a beautiful composition.
Thanks a lot for sharing it.

Hi Ivan,
wonderful capture. Great details, focus and DOF. Nicely composition. TFS
PS: I feel sleepy since I gape when I look at its mouth:)
have a nice weekend and night.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-11 14:53]

bonjour argus,
ahahah le titre est excellent et va bien à l'expression saisie. Superbe moment, excellente netteté qui met bien en évidence les plumes. Le plus aurait été d'avoir les pattes dégagées.

Belle photo de ce cormoran qui est bien fixé, dans une position particulière, grande netteté, jolies couleurs, bien pris sous un bel angle. Amitiés Thomas

What an interesting plumage this Cormorant has, Ivan! The arrangement of feathers looks so very beautiful.
Do birds actually yawn?
The entire composition with the rock and grayish water is very pleasing to look at.
Thanks and regards.

hello ivan,
nice post, you have got a great pose here, the colours are beautiful, well composed shot, nice pov, good dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Ivan,
A beautiful capture of this cormorant with excellent details and pose. Very nice POV and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-12 0:58]

Hi Ivan,
Pose is very nice :o) Good focus, sharpness, composition and lighting. I liked the details on the plumage a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Ivan,
WOW!!! The detail and focus on the black is exceptional. Outstanding color, lighting and exposure. Very well captured.


Hello Ivan,
This is a good action shot with great timing to catch this nice bird this way. Details are perfect and so are composition, exposure and POV. This is a nice capture of a bird that I have never seen in real :) Well done with interesting notes. Thanks,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-12 5:41]

Arvan, lovely caption an excellent composition. The focus and the eye contact is brilliant. Ganesh

Hi Ivan,
This is a beautiful moment that you capture. Perfect sharpness and nice natural colors. Great pov and composition. TFS this fine image.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-12 21:03]

Hola Sr. Ivan.- Una muy bella foto de este "Cormoran" Exelente los colores y hermosa la pose. Muy nitida y en un gran momento. Su nota es muy buena, pues deja muchas enseñanzas. Luis52

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-08-13 5:26]

Hi Ivan,
hahaha this is a great shot and a very nice caption to go with it.
Great capture, the timing was excellent , lots of great detail and texture in that birs plumage.
POV, sharpness and composition are great.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-13 8:33]

Hello Ivan ! Great Cormorant shot you got there. Very well composed, very sharp and very good exposure too. Well done !


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-13 12:36]

Hi Ivan,
Wonderful shot of the Greater Cormorant with immaculate sharpness on its plumage and lovely colours. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a fabulous pose, very unique and funny and goes with your caption perfectly. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Fotografía de buena técnica, tanto por la composición como por la imagen. Sorprendente su realismo por la claridad de la toma, sobre todo en la base y en el cuerpo del ave. Los tonos cálidos de parte de la roca y del pico rematan una excelente imagen. Saludos Ivan.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-14 6:34]

Absolutely hilarious title!
A great capture with superb details

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-16 20:32]

Hello Ivan

A very good shot of this Cormorant.They are in Cornwall too.They hang out on the rocks in the river.The details in the plumage is very good.The lighting and colours are well done.Nicely composed in the frame.TFS


Hello Ivan!

Great shot, on the right moment, with very good composition, POV, DOF and detail! TFS.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-25 5:42]

Hi Ivan, this is an superb shot of the Cormorant, it is difficult to get the right tone and exosure on these guys. This one is perfect, light, tone and colours are perfect. Nice and sharp with great pov. I love the open beak and the position of the cormorant in the frame.

Hello Ivan

You have shot this photo of the Greater Cormorant
with great timing, with fine POV, DOF, and framing,
superbly focused, with great sharpness and details,
specially the details of its dark plumage, WOW !



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